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by Brian Reedy
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A video PSA about the injustice of date rape.
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Topics: youth, date, rape
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by risingsound@prexar.com
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000
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by comments@bigsoul.net
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000
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by novac@neosoft.com
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000
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by Gretchen Vinnedge
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Look at lengths women have gone to over the years to be beautiful. It's all society's perception and often detrimental to women's health.
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Topics: youth, beauty
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by John C.Williams
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A word of hate or term of endearment? Like many young African American teens, Jermaine used the word every day. Then, in the summer of 2003, he traveled down south and met people for whom nigger will never be just another word.
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Topics: Racism, Tolerance, African American History
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by Heidi Whitus
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Teen musicians, journalists, poets and artists discuss their feelings about censorship and how it affects their ability to express themselves. Comments from the adults who mentor these teens provides additional perspective.
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Topics: freedom of speech, creativity
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by Pell Osborn, supervisor
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An animated response to a musical song/story by the British group Madness, "Our House" was designed and animated by students 12 to 15 years old, and originated entirely on flipbooks.
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Topics: Family Values, Freedom of Expression, Personal Responsibility
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by Whitney Wilcox
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High school students and parents discuss stereotypes, cliques, and bullying in high school.
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Topics: Youth, bullying
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000 ok
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by David Kaminski; Laura Caccavo, Carly Wolff
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A five minute documentary created to raise awareness and help prevent domestic violence.
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Topics: youth, domestic violence
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by Chris Gaines
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Two homosexual gummi bears plus a love than cannot be equals disaster!
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Topics: youth, homosexual, gummi bears
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by Cynthia Tsai
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Vicki Chan, senior at Skyline High school, shows us how two Oakland Public School teachers transfer their knowledge into interactive teaching techniques that literally get their students up and cheering. Mr. Sears stands on a field with his high school physics class ready to launch their rockets, putting on a helmet, goggles and jock strap,. Whoever hits him gets an "A." On the other side of school, clapping and shouting dance instructions to rival Debbie Allen of Fame, Ms. James does...
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by Barna Kantor
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Toddlers hijack the baby sitters car and live on the edge. Shot in super 8, by two eleven year olds from Texas.
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Topic: youth
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by Matt Bradley, Rick Wray
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You will discover how a simple subject, like poetry, can be acted, sung, spoken, written, read, rapped, and drawn. Prepare to be engulfed by an auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning environment. Recipe: Interview students expressing their experiences with a teacher who teaches to different learning styles. Add interviews with a teacher who plans her lessons to reach students who have different ways of learning. Mix in classroom footage of a "teacher worth paying attention to."...
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Topics: youth, education, poetry
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by Maureen McCarthy
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In this psa, we take a look at how incest can be more frightening than any monster a child's imagination can create.
Topics: Incest, Youth
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by framebyframefierce@hotmail.com
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by Ellen Kaiper
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This is a video collage to illustruate the ideas of the Black Eyed Peas' song about the loss of love for each other in our culture and possibly, how to get it back.
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Topic: cultural violence
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by Cynthia Tsai
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Part of Listen Up!'s "The Way We See It: Youth Speak Out on Education" project. Putting on a helmet, goggles and jock strap, Mr. Sears stands on a field with his high school physics class ready to launch their rockets. Whoever hits him gets an "A." On the other side of school, clapping and shouting dance instructions to rival Debbie Allen of Fame, Ms. James does a funky dance sequence as her students mirror her perfectly. These two teachers are not only professionals in...
Topics: education, youth, arts
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by Laura Doggett
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Banjo Pickin' Girl documents the story of a young Appalachian woman who is struggling with how to carry on her family's rich tradition of playing and performing mountain music. The piece explores how the death of her father, a charismatic musician, complicates her feelings about the music and her role in carrying it on.
Topics: identity, music, traditions
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by Ted Vadakan
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"Youth Speaks Poet" by Carmen Almodovar and Brietta O'Neal explores the importance of poetry in the life of a young San Francisco artist, Sara Daley. An active participant in the San Francisco based organization YouthSpeaks, Sara writes poetry to express her views about the war in Iraq, her family and friends. The video shows how the arts can be a source of strength, clarity, and community in young peoples lives.
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Topics: poetry, youth, war in iraq
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by Laura Doggett
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Banjo Pickin' Girl documents the story of a young Appalachian woman who is struggling with how to carry on her family's rich tradition of playing and performing mountain music. The piece explores how the death of her father, a charismatic musician, complicates her feelings about the music and her role in carrying it on.
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Topics: identity, traditions, music
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by Gabriel Diamond
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Excerpt from students' concept paper: Apathy rules America. Or at least that's the impression most people have. Many people are dissatisfied with the way the country is run, but don't do anything about it. Meanwhile, there is a powerful minority who are politically active. Many of these activists are youth. The problem we address in our video is the mythology that students are apathetic and ignorant. This video features several students at Oakland High who are plolitically active. We aim to...
Topics: Student Activism, Youth
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by rgibb@wdhsvideo.org
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by Mindy Faber
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Two years ago, Jamaal was going nowhere fast with poor grades, second-rate test scores and little support from home. Yet, Jamal will graduate High School with a 3.73 grade point average and head to college with a prestigious $100,000 Posse Fellowship where he will pursue his dream of being an engineer. How did such a drastic change occur? "I had some teachers that turned me around," he concludes, "they didnít give up on me, they encouraged me. They refused to let me fail."...
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by David Kaminski
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A public service announcement altering people to the dangers of Ecstasy.
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Topics: youth, Ecstasy
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by Heidi Whitus
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What are teenage girls really like? Meet three young women who defy media stereotypes: a guitarist, a dancer and a martial artist.
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Topics: self-image, creativity, media stereotypes
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by Ivana Espinet
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Gerardo Vargas, a.k.a "Promise," was a gang member and high school drop out, firmly in the grip of a New York City ghetto life -- that is, until he enrolled in Satellite High School. Satellite is an alternative school that is giving Gerardo a second chance. The program offers fewer classes that meet for longer periods, so Gerardo has more time to focus on each subject. Much smaller than traditional schools, Satellite allows Gerardo to be on a first name basis with his teachers, which...
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Topics: education, youth, alternative schools
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by Ellent Kaiper
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Thomas Vigil has struggled with academics all of his life. With a strong friendship network, he loves coming to school but has difficulty with traditional learning which requires reading, writing, and sitting still in a desk. However, he gained confidence in his ability to succeed in school when he became involved in arts programming and television production at his high school. Thomas, who is highly creative, has found a new interest in school and is eager to learn. While he still struggles in...
Topics: youth, education, arts
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by Gabriel Diamond
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Featuring youth as actors, directors, and film editors, Elements guides viewers through a series of video shorts wherein the students meet, fall in love, seduce, fight, threaten, break-up, make up, and part ways with the camera.
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Topics: love, sex, violence
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by prc@mtn.org
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by prc@mtn.org
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000 ok
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by Philip Courtney
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Topics: Teen Pregnancy, Family/Support, Relationships
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by David Kaminski
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A public service announcement alerting people to the dangers of Ecstasy.
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Topics: Ecstasy, youth
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by Shawn Atkins; Jayron Whithead
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Thug Life takes the audience into the head of a NYC gangsta' to see the reality and stresses behind the glamour and bling-bling of his life.
Topics: youth, new york city, animation
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by null
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by Ted Vadakan
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"Neighborhood Violence" by Tony Ballard explores how one young man in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood in San Francisco learns to cope in a violent environment.
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Topics: Hunter's Point, Hunter's Point, Gun Violence
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by David Kaminski
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An honest portrait of people discussing interactions with others and inter-racial dating.
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Topics: Race, Racism, Inter-racial dating
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by Gretchen Vinnedge
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PSA's about safe sex.
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Topics: Health, Youth
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by Ellen Kaiper
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Prescription drugs have become a bigger problem at EVHS than any other drug. How do kids get them, why do they want them, and what are the effects?
Topic: Health
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by Gabriel Diamond
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Another typical day at a typical high school is interrupted when a classroom full of unmotivated students reach their boiling point. Dance becomes the language of rebellion and the teacher becomes the pupil as the students take classroom etiquette and the laws of inertia into their own hands.
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Topics: dance, school, boredom
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by Christine Peng
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Two couples, two stories, and two very different endings. Complexity abounds in this experimental narrative concerned with safe sex, communication, and trust. Utilizing split screen visual effects and natural, improvised performances, the T.A.O. cast and crew prove that intelligent and creative video-making is alive and well in Washington Heights.
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Topics: teen relationships, HIV/AIDS awareness, safe sex/ health well
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by Christine Peng
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A gripping documentary, Vicious Circle investigates acts of violence committed in the name of hatred, racism, neo-nationalism, and fear, and, in the process, the youth producers unravel little known complexities behind what makes a hate crime unique in the U.S. legal system. Vicious Circle combines the stories of victims and activists with dramatic invention and intensive, community-based research to present a document of stunning clarity and power.
Topics: discrimination, discrimination, public policy
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by null
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by lmccreepbc@earthlink.net
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000
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by Ted Vadakan
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Voting by Christopher Tche explores the importance of voting for young people through interviews with three generations of voters.
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Topics: youth, politics, voting
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by Whitney Wilcox/Boima Tucker
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A youth perspective on hip-hop from several young people who live it.
Topics: hip hop, music, culture
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by John C.Williams
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When her mother left to start a new family, Shenelle spent each day waiting for her return and dancing alone. A video poem, featuring Shavonne Lawson, a student at the Mark Morris Dance Studio.
Topics: Family, Divorce, Dance
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by Alan Hymen
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PSA explaining why schools have fire drills and what to do in case of real fire.
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Topics: youth, psa, fire safety
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by Stephen Taylor
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This youth produced documentary takes a hard, honest look at the Connecticut Juvenile Traning School as youth guide you through an unprecedented on camera tour of the facility and ask an important and provocative question: at what cost and to what benefit does Connecticut incarcerate its youth?
Topics: Juvenile Justice, youth, activism
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by David Kaminski; Kenny Cosgrove
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A public servie announcement thath raises awareness on the dangers of the internet.
Topics: cyberstalking, youth, internet
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by Philip Courtney
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7th grade students in a Students With Disabilities class at M 131 in Chinatown used stop motion animation and rap as mediums for the retelling of th Native American myth, The Dreamfast.
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Topics: folk tale, animation, youth
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by digitalmyth@aol.com
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by rgibb@wdhsvideo.org
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by Rachel Burnham, Media Mike Hazard and David Bengtson
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A video poem is a new way of seeing and saying things. This one is about heightened awareness.
Topics: Youth, video poetry
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by Gretchen Vinnedge
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Documentary about video games and their content. Are they too violent and sexy? Does the teen rating really prevent someone from purchasing one?
Topics: youth, video games
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by Tyler Krebs
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Premature is a short film dealing with teen pregnancy.
Topics: Christian, youth, teen pregancy
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by jared martin / amanda whittenberger
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a brief animated history of humankinds metaphysical evolution
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Topics: animation, imagination, youth
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by Brian Reedy
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A PSA on the hazards of nicotine to discourage smoking.
Topics: youth, smoking, nicotine
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by Beth Mattison
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Three visual poems by young women (11 and 12 yr olds) about their relationships with their own and other people's hands, eyes and hair.
Topics: body image, positive self concept, diversity
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by Pell Osborn
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This is a lively visual response to the Ella Fitzgerald classic, designed and animated by students 8 to 11 years old, and originating entirely on flipbooks.
Topics: Trustworthiness, Personal Responsibility, Community
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by beakaiper@roadrunner.com
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6 East 32nd St, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, US, 212-725-7000
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by Bremen Donovan
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When his home in Afghanistan was bombed, Assadullah Bakhtiar was sent to live alone in Russua for five years. Now living in the United States, Assadullah works to understand death, love, religion, and the importance of family.
Topics: Fear/Security, Religion, Refugees
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by Josiane Bédard, Russell Clough & Olivier Tsai
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An exploration of the levels of awareness and exposure that at-risk youth of different ages have of the world of drugs.
Topics: youth empowerment, drugs
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by Joyce Yarrow
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Carl watches a violent TV show and it influences his behavior at school.
Topics: Violence on TV, media literacy
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by David Kaminski
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A dog takes unlikely revenge on a stick figure in a pet store.
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Topics: Humor, Animal Cruelty, Psychology
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by Josiane Bédard, Russell Clough & Olivier Tsai
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An exploration of the issue of bullying, from the voices of youth.
Topics: youth empowerment, new media, bullying
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A shocking look at the amount of trash we produce everyday and the way it's negatively affecting the environment.
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by Shawn Atkins
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Thug Life takes the audience into the head of a NYC gangsta´ to see the reality and stresses behind the glamour and bling-bling of his life...
Topics: youth, new york city, animation
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by Jared Martin
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A variety of competitions in which Freddy has no luck in winning. He keeps trying and finds out he's actually good at something.
Topics: Youth, Determination
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by Ted Vadakan
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"Immmigration" by Jose Luis Mejia explores the life of Antonia Flores, the filmmaker's grandmother. The video shows how after moving from El Salvador to the United States, Antonia Flores achieves her dreams for her family.
Topics: El Salvador, immigration, family
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Kayla and her friends talk about what it was like for all of them when she came out.